Phone Hacking Trial: News International security head “burnt stuff” in back garden, trial hears – Martin Hickman

20 01 2014

Mark HannaDay 41: News International’s head of security Mark Hanna told a colleague he had “burnt stuff” in his back garden around the time of the closure of the News of the World, the hacking trial heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Ruusunen v Finland, The Private of Life of a Prime Minister – Dominic Crossley

20 01 2014

matti-vanhanenThe right to privacy for a European head of state has hardly been more topical.  Just as we (perhaps more so than the French) are transfixed by the surreptitious scooter-shenanigans of President Francois Hollande, the European Court of Human Rights publishes its judgment in a case concerning the privacy of the Finnish ex-Prime-Minister Matti Vanhanen, Ruusunen v Finland. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 20 January 2014

20 01 2014

Media and Law RoundupThe phone hacking trial continued at the Old Bailey this week, with evidence being heard on Monday 13 January, Tuesday 14 January and Wednesday 15 January.  It now seems likely that the case will not conclude until June 2014.  Read the rest of this entry »